Bengaluru: Drone tech startup UrbanMatrix Technologies has raised Rs. 6 Crores in a Pre-series A round led by Inflection Point Ventures. The funds will be allocated towards product development, team expansion and expanding into new markets.
Urban Matrix manufactures India’s first 4G enabled Type Certified industrial-grade drones and develops software related to cloud integration in drones used for survey, surveillance, agriculture, inspection (with AI), and defence.
- The company offers cutting-edge quantum encryption technology along with cloud integration, ensuring unmatched reliability and security for diverse industries.
- The funds will be utilized for product development, team expansion, and expansion into new markets.
- Inflection Point Ventures (IPV) has so far invested over INR 600 Cr across 190+ deals.
Founded in 2019 by IIT graduates Rishabh Verma, Ashutosh Kumar, Divyanshu Pundir and Ajay Karthik, UrbanMatrix is a leader in developing powerful industrial drones and software used in drones for a variety of use cases, including survey, surveillance, agriculture, AI-aided inspection, and defence. The company offers cutting-edge quantum encryption technology along with cloud integration for data safety, guaranteeing top-notch reliability and ease of use for clients across different industries, making drone operations safer and more efficient.
Vikram Ramasubramanian, Partner, Inflection Point Ventures, says, “The drone industry has been growing extensively, especially with the government vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, which aims to shape India as a global drone hub by 2030. The drone industry is a sunrise sector with phenomenal market opportunities; IPV looks forward to extending its strategic support and helping UrbanMatrix scale its business. The company has successfully developed end-to-end drone solution products which aim to capture a wide range of use cases and expand geographically”.
UrbanMatrix operates in a 3,000-square-foot commercial space with a dedicated manufacturing area producing. The company uses quantum encryption and tamper-proofing for unrivalled data security reliability, and their USP of elevating drone operations with advanced solutions that are not only highly secure but also scalable and user-friendly sets them apart, thus making them a top choice in the industry.
Rishabh Verma, CEO and co-founder of Urban Matrix says, “Drones are unlocking the true potential of our skies. With the increasing acceptance of drone technology by multiple industries, the challenge of scaling drone operations becomes a bottleneck. At UrbanMatrix, we are leveraging cutting-edge cloud technology to solve this challenge.”
UrbanMatrix has achieved significant milestones, including key partnerships with ISRO, Paras Aerospace, and ATV. They hold certifications like DGCA’s Type Certification for their advanced 4G/5G-enabled drone, UMT Hawk4G, and have secured patents for innovations like NextCC and unique drone designs. Their excellence is further validated through awards such as the Dell Technologies Startup Challenge, highlighting their impactful presence in the industry. NextCC has also recently been awarded the Innovation of the Year 2023 award at the Drone Expo 2023.
The drone industry is growing rapidly, with India’s market projected to reach $200 million in 2023 and expected to touch $4 billion by 2030. Globally, the industry is equally dynamic, with a market size of $30 billion in 2022 expected to surge to an impressive $180 billion by 2030. These figures underscore the significant expansion and opportunities in both the Indian and global drone markets over the next decade.
UrbanMatrix, established in 2019, is into manufacturing India’s first 4G enabled Type Certified industrial-grade drones and developing software related to cloud integration in drones, catering to sectors such as Survey, Surveillance, Agriculture, Inspection (employing AI models), and Defence. Led by a team of visionary co-founders, UrbanMatrix elevates drone operations by offering its advanced technology solutions, including cutting-edge Quantum Encryption for data security, ensuring unmatched reliability, scalability, and simplicity to clients across diverse industries.
About Inflection Point Ventures & Physis Capital:
Inflection Point Ventures (IPV) is an angel investing platform with over 8600 CXOs, HNIs, and Professionals to invest together in startups. The firm supports new-age entrepreneurs by providing them with monetary & experiential capital and connecting them with a diverse group of investors. IPV has announced the launch of a $50 million CAT 2 AIF Physis Capital to invest in pre-Series A to Series B growth-stage start-ups.